Caldera Arts has announced the applications for Artists in Residence Program to support artists, creatives, and cultural workers to build skills, relationships, and projects that inspire growth and activate change.

Residents draw inspiration from the residency community and the natural world surrounding the Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. 

Applications open April 23, 2021 and close June 25, 2021.

For more information, visit Caldera Arts.


Residencies are open to US-based and international artists, creatives and cultural workers in any discipline.  Artists at any stage of their careers who are not current students at the time of the residency are eligible.

Caldera supports collaborations of up to 4 people, as well as individuals.

Proposals for residencies must be compatible with available working studio spaces, facilities, and resources.

Caldera has identified the following as priorities for their Artists in Residence Program, and selection is made with these in mind.

  • Artists and cultural workers who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color). Caldera’s benchmark is for BIPOC artists to make up 90% of their residents.
  • Teaching artists who have experience working with racially/ethnically diverse groups of young people. Teaching artist applicants are invited to propose a multi-session workshop for high school-aged youth that they would like to teach during their residency.
  • Artists and cultural workers who are advancing cultural and social change through their work. 
  • Parents, particularly parents of color.

Funding Information

Stipends of $800 or $1200 will be provided to all artists in residence depending on the length of their residency.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to national and international artists and collectives in any creative discipline, as well as creative thinkers in culinary arts, design, engineering, and the sciences.